Buntingford lies in a shallow valley in the rural north-eastern corner of Hertfordshire, on the A10 London to Cambridge road. Buntingford is a small, historic market town with a population of around 6,000 which is steadily increasing. Millfield is situated on the western side of the town. The pupils live locally and come from a range of social backgrounds. There are several new housing developments being built in Buntingford.
Millfield is a 1.5 form entry First & Nursery School (ages 2-9) that also offers wrap-around care from 8:00am until 5:15pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00am to 4:15pm on a Friday. The current number on roll is 320 including Pre-School (March 2019). From September 2018 the Reception year intake increased to 2 form entry and the Nursery year increased to an intake of 52.
Buntingford is part of a very successful three-tier system of education. The five First Schools in the area feed into either Edwinstree or Ralph Sadleir Middle Schools (ages 9-13) which then feed into Freman College, the Upper School (ages 13-19). The majority of our pupils move onto Edwinstree Middle School in Buntingford.
In February 2009 our School was judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Our School’s greatest strength is its ethos. Children are happy and secure in their learning. Ofsted judged the children’s personal development and well being as ‘outstanding’. We are very proud of this and believe that by working closely with pupils, parents and staff, we have a very special School.
Within our School we work together with our children, parents and the community in a learning environment for all. We all work hard in a happy caring atmosphere aiming to achieve our best at all times. We are supportive of our children and each other, encouraging confidence and independence.
Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will have to make as a parent.
Parents are always welcome to visit the School and see the children and staff at work. Please do not hesitate to contact the School Office, between 8:30am and 3:30pm to make an appointment and see for yourself what makes Millfield First & Nursery School such a special school – our pupils! You are always very welcome.
If you have already chosen our School for your child we aim to help you and your child get to know how we work and thus enable a smooth transition from home to school.
Mrs Laura Kennedy-Weeks
Click for further information regarding the Rib Valley Schools three tier system or view the leaflet below